Macbeth Cast list
Macbeth – Jacob Anderton
Lady Macbeth – Kylie Ann Ford
Banquo, Macduff’s son, Doctor, Angus – Jay Sykes
Jay Sykes is a 21 year old MA Radio student at the University of Sunderland, originally hailing from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Theatre has always been one of Jay’s biggest passions, and he cannot wait for “Macbeth”.
He’s no stranger to Shakespeare in the Park, previously playing Romeo in Breakneck Theatre’s “Romeo and Juliet”, set in Greenhead Park in Huddersfield, and last year he debuted joined Theatre Space North East as the comedic, camp Trinculo in “The Tempest”, set in Barnes Park, Sunderland.
Other credits include schizophrenic Reuben in Bones, caricature-like Toad in “Wind in the Willows”, Boxer in “Animal Farm”, and Monsieur Thenardier in “Les Miserables”.
Malcom, Mentieth – Gareth Scott
James Errington is a Sunderland boy, who started attending the Royalty Theatre Youth Academy in January 2014 at age 16. Theatre Space North East’s ‘Plays In The Parks’ marks James’ first ever performance, aged 17, in the Shakespearean play Macbeth. Working alongside friends from the Youth Academy, James is both excited and nervous for his induction into the world of theatre, as it sees him take a on Shakespeare. Previously, James has been cast as ‘Ghost’ in the Royalty Theatre Youth Academy’s production of ‘Captain Bluebeard’s Monkey’, another play directed by Corinne Kilvington, which is to be seen in late July.
Duncan, Fleance, Macduff, Caithness – Thomas Potts
Thomas Potts has lived in Sunderland all his life. He is currently studying Drama and Applied Theatre at Northumbria University. His theatre credits have included Max Bialystock in The Producers at the Custom’s House, the Mad Hatter in the Sunderland Empire’s production of Alice in Wonderland and Henry VIII in the Royalty Theatre’s production of Anne Boleyn to name but a few. He is also a member of Compass A Cappella singing group, volunteers as a teaching assistant at the Royalty Theatre Youth Academy and also been the host of an award nominated student radio show. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys drawing, writing and film making.
Ross, Attendant, servant to Macbeth and Donaldbain – Lee Goodfellow
Growing up performing with the Washington Youth Theatre and Flabagast Arts in productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, this marks musician Lee Goodfellow’s return to the theatre after a five year hiatus. He is excited for his Theatre Space NE debut and the chance to perform in an unusual setting.
Witch 1, Lady MacDuff, Messenger – Helen Bowie
Having only studied drama for drama for GCSE, Helen still considers herself to be an enthusiastic amateur, despite having a wide variety of roles under her belt. Most recently, Helen played the titular character in Anne Boleyn at the Royalty Theatre. Previous roles have included Annabella/ Pamela/ Margaret inThe 39 Steps (Theatre Space North East); Julia Simmons in A Murder is Announced (Royalty Theatre); Miranda in The Tempest (Theatre Space North East); Edith Harnham in The Day After the Fair (Royalty Theatre).
Helen is looking forward to once again being part of Theatre Space’s exciting season.
Witch 2, Murderer 1, Gentle woman – Rachael Walsh
Rachael is absolutely thrilled to be doing Shakespeare again; she recently directed the Junior Westovians’ production of ‘Twelfth Night’. She has been involved with a variety of theatre companies in the North East with favourite roles including Queen Malicia in ‘Snow White’ and Nicky in ‘Shakers: Re-stirred’. She is currently working on her new play ‘The Morning After’ which is being produced by Generic Girl Productions, a company set up by herself and fellow cast member (and best friend- don’t tell her) Kylie Ann Ford.
Rachael is delighted to be working with Theatre Space North East again having got soaked performing ‘The Tempest’ last year.
Witch 3, Murderer 2, young Siward – Megan Hopper
Megan is soon to embarking on the 3rd year of her degree at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, studying BA (Hons) Community Drama. Here she is learning to develop skills in producing drama by, with and for specific communities with the aim of social or politic change. As her degree takes her behind the scenes, she is eager to take to the stage. Previously, she has worked with Theatre Space NE’s in their production of The Tempest, in the role of Stephano. Having thoroughly enjoyed the experience, she is excited to work with them again on the up and coming shows.